Resurrection from the dead is a common topic of discussion in religious circles. Any discussion between a Christian and non-Christian must always come to this topic. Determining whether or not a person believes in the resurrection is the single most pivotal corner to turn on the path toward “I believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God.” And that would seem like a natural conclusion for a person to reach. It would seem like a natural conclusion for a person to reach. It would seem that belief in Jesus’ resurrection from the dead should be easy. What could possibly hold someone back?
Consider that in which someone must actually believe to accept the resurrection of Jesus Christ as truth.
It is no small wonder, then, that people do have difficulty believing in the simple words of the angel: “Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen.” Though the Bible may speak of Jesus’ resurrection in an assumptive tone, it is not to be assumed that it can happen routinely or easily. Science tells us resurrection is impossible. Fiction literature tells us resurrection is impossible. Skeptics tell us resurrection is impossible. Even “common sense” tells us resurrection is impossible.
And yet, our faith and the evidence tell us “He is not here. He is risen.”
-Submitted by Dan Lankford